C Peruvian tritonic 2 Scale on the Piano - Improvisation and Composition

Notes: C, Eb, and A - Key: C - Origin: Peruvian - Category: Tetratonic Scales

The C Peruvian tritonic 2 uses four notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Tetratonic -scales that have Four-note (or Four-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of one black keys: Eb and two white keys: C, and A. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Peruvian major, C Peruvian minor, and C Peruvian Pentatonic 1 - as great choices for composing or improvising Peruvian music.

If we take a look a the key signature of the C Peruvian tritonic 2 Scale we can find it has one flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find one accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, Eb, and A.

How to play the C Peruvian tritonic 2 scale?

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    To play the C Peruvian tritonic 2 on your piano, start on the Root note. Play C, the first note of the scale.
  2. 2
    Continue with rest of the notes that shape the scale, play Eb, and A.
  3. 3
    Return to the home of the C Peruvian tritonic 2 scale. Play again C -the tonic of the scale- to mark its ending.

How to play the scale in descending fashion?

  1. 1
    Begin on the last note. Play the C, the last (and first) note of the scale.
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    Go down. Play A, and Eb.
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    Reach the home again. Establish tonality by playing the tonic of the C Peruvian tritonic 2 scale: C.
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    Tip. If you want to learn how to improvise or compose your own music using the C Peruvian tritonic 2 scale or any other scale, check out our piano improvisation and composition lessons and enjoy thousands of interactive multimedia piano animations.
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